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post #12436 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Jxuu View Post

Would grado Sr80 with a pair of bowl pads be able to provide me with decent insolation? 


No, because the backs are still completely open. 

 



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Originally Posted by hamzatm View Post

Superlux hd440? Saw these from the budget king manufacturer, resemble oh so closely the dt770, how do they compare for gaming sound quality? Can they even approach the level of the dt770? They seem to be marketed as gaming cans. Also Hd440 vs hd668b for gaming, anyone compare?


Superlux has a good reputation, but I know nothing about the 440s. check here? http://www.headfonia.com/the-new-superluxes-are-good-the-hd330-hd440-and-the-hd660/

 



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Originally Posted by dagothur View Post

Would it be worth it to upgrade my sr80s to the sr325s?  I currently own the LCD-2s and m50s along with the sr80s.


Do you still listen to your SR80s alongside the LCD2? If you like the sound enough, yeah, it could be worth it.

 

post #12437 of 29490
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Originally Posted by dagothur View Post

Would it be worth it to upgrade my sr80s to the sr325s?  I currently own the LCD-2s and m50s along with the sr80s.


If you like the Grado house sound, yes--but with a few caveats.

 

The 325 has much better bass and clarity, but is probably the brightest in the Grado line.  Some even find it to be harsh.  If you can't try them first, read about them here and elsewhere before pulling the trigger.

 

post #12438 of 29490

I *definitely* found the 325 harsh. Sibilance out the wazoo. MS2i is a better option at the 300 dollar price point, and the 225 is probably a better value and still a hugely worthwhile improvement over the 80i's.

post #12439 of 29490

Hi guys,

 

This is my first entry in Head Fi. Would call my self an amateur Audio Lover not Audiophile. :P

 

I have the Sennheiser HD 457 for around 2 Years and Want to move to something better now.

 

First of all, I like Open style of headphones . I hardly need isolation as I will use them with my laptop at home and Also, comfort is an important factor as virtually My headphones are on my head 12 Hours a day .I don't care about leakage and my priority is good quality music , more over I live alone so Who the hell cares about leakage.

 

Further, My budget is 200 US$. I am not a bass lover but having said that, I do prefer a good and tight bass response but not overwhelming bass.  I like my vocals and mids to be strong and not too bright.

 

For my music taste, I listen to a lot of Rock, Metal,some dance/trance, Rap and ..that would be all. I don't listen to Jazz/Classic/Acoustic/Pop.

 

I have chosen 2 headphones on my own research, 1) Sennheiser HD 518, 2) Audio Technica ATH M50

 

I have two options,

1) As i will use a laptop as my source with inbuild sound card,I want to get a dedicated amp. So, I can go for HD 518 + Fiio E10/E7., this will sum up to around 200 USD

 

2) I can also go for ATH M50 + Fiio E10/E7 as well.

 

Now firstly, I want to know that are HD 518 a good open headphones for my style, and secondly, do they benifit from the use of Fiio E7/10. The same for ATH M50 as well and how much of a difference could i possible notice in both these headphones with amps. I have heard that the HD518 respond better to amp. as compared to ATH M50. How far is that true?

 

 

Further, a bit different topic, I want to know what is the difference between AMP and DAC. For example, E10/7 are amp dac, I understand the function of amplifier but what does a DAC do and how could it possible give better quality considering I use a laptop as source,.

Thanks all for reading and responding.

 

post #12440 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Madhawanm View Post

Hi guys,

 

This is my first entry in Head Fi. Would call my self an amateur Audio Lover not Audiophile. :P

 

I have the Sennheiser HD 457 for around 2 Years and Want to move to something better now.

 

First of all, I like Open style of headphones . I hardly need isolation as I will use them with my laptop at home and Also, comfort is an important factor as virtually My headphones are on my head 12 Hours a day .I don't care about leakage and my priority is good quality music , more over I live alone so Who the hell cares about leakage.

 

Further, My budget is 200 US$. I am not a bass lover but having said that, I do prefer a good and tight bass response but not overwhelming bass.  I like my vocals and mids to be strong and not too bright.

 

For my music taste, I listen to a lot of Rock, Metal,some dance/trance, Rap and ..that would be all. I don't listen to Jazz/Classic/Acoustic/Pop.

 

I have chosen 2 headphones on my own research, 1) Sennheiser HD 518, 2) Audio Technica ATH M50

 

I have two options,

1) As i will use a laptop as my source with inbuild sound card,I want to get a dedicated amp. So, I can go for HD 518 + Fiio E10/E7., this will sum up to around 200 USD

 

2) I can also go for ATH M50 + Fiio E10/E7 as well.

 

Now firstly, I want to know that are HD 518 a good open headphones for my style, and secondly, do they benifit from the use of Fiio E7/10. The same for ATH M50 as well and how much of a difference could i possible notice in both these headphones with amps. I have heard that the HD518 respond better to amp. as compared to ATH M50. How far is that true?

 

 

Further, a bit different topic, I want to know what is the difference between AMP and DAC. For example, E10/7 are amp dac, I understand the function of amplifier but what does a DAC do and how could it possible give better quality considering I use a laptop as source,.

Thanks all for reading and responding.

 


Barring being able to get an open box AKG Q 701 or Denon AH-D2000 (closed) at or slightly above your price range, you should consider the HD 558 (the 518's are good, but these are better), Beyer DT 770 Pro (closed) or Brainwavz HM5 (closed).

 

post #12441 of 29490
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Originally Posted by hamzatm View Post

Superlux hd440? Saw these from the budget king manufacturer, resemble oh so closely the dt770, how do they compare for gaming sound quality? Can they even approach the level of the dt770? They seem to be marketed as gaming cans. Also Hd440 vs hd668b for gaming, anyone compare?

I've heard that the Samson SR850 (made by Superlux) is a good gaming headphone, I own them, but have never used them for gaming.
 

 

 

post #12442 of 29490

i'm not looking for head rattling bass.  i need tight/punchy/fast bass.  enough to stir your heart yet, enough to warm up female vocals so you feel it in your chest

 

fast and firm for metal but extended and controlled enough to be atmospheric.


Edited by emericanchaos - 2/26/12 at 1:46am
post #12443 of 29490

hey, so im kinda new to this whole headphone thing

 

i was just wondering if somebody could give me a couple suggestions just to get me started

 

i'm looking to spend $300 - $600 ish

 

i'll mostly be using these with my desktop, so leakage wont be an issue

 

as for my musical taste, i listen to a lot of shoegaze/dream pop (my bloody valentine, m83, blonde redhead)

 

also, a lot of electro house (justice) so it would be nice for them to have a bit of kick to them 

post #12444 of 29490

32ohm beyer DT 990's and a nice DAC.  if you can get an amp in your bugdet then go for that as well as 300ohm 990's and the amp.

post #12445 of 29490
What's the best set of headphones I can get $200~ that will be good with FPS games and hip hop music?
cheers, Abz biggrin.gif
post #12446 of 29490

@abbztract

I'd say the m-50. They have good SQ and great bass. The soundstaging is good, but because their closed back it's not great for gaming. Audio technica's ATH-700 is a popular gaming headphone due to their incredible soundstaging, but their very bass shy. Personally I'd go for the m-50s

post #12447 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


HFI780/580, M50, M80, HD25, etc

 



what about pro700mk2?

post #12448 of 29490

Hi,

 

I'm looking for open-back headphones for home use with my laptop. Uses include music, movies, TV shows and anime. I guess I need an all-rounder considering the general use. The only other requirement is that I should be able to watch a whole movie without feeling too much discomfort. I'm concerned about my ears heating up too often.

 

As for the budget, I'm not really sure. I was thinking of getting a pair for no more than £50, but maybe that's too low? Provided I'm not an audiophile, would I be able to hear a huge difference between something that's £50 and something that's £100? It's subjective, but I just need a rough idea.

post #12449 of 29490

Hey all,

 

Another newbie to headfi, I'm looking to upgrade from my RX700s and keep my Xonar D1 soundcard. Hoping you guys can give me some recommendations for an all purpose/genre set of headphones around the £150 mark with heavy emphasis on soundstage/positioning for competitive gaming.

 

So far I've been looking at AKG K701s (£160), Beyerdynamic DT770s 80ohm (£130), HD598s (£160), Ultrasone pro 550/650s (£140/£120) and the Fostex T50RP (£120).

 

I get the impression that the AKGs have large but somewhat misleading soundstage for gaming, and might need a headphone amp from my soundcard? I've not really read enough about the Fostex to figure out whether its suitable for gaming. None of the rest seem to have any glaring flaws but I'd really appreciate your input in comparing them all.

 

Cheers!


Edited by Buttnose - 2/26/12 at 8:23am
post #12450 of 29490

Hey guys, Im thinking of getting the Grado sr80i, and i hear that the pads which come with them wear out quickly. What are the best pads then i should get for these headphones once the bundled ones wear out? Thanks:)

 

Update: I mostly listen to jazz and Funk and a small bit of Rock


Edited by Headphonefred - 2/26/12 at 8:23am
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